DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2009
December
03,
2009
| 08:13 PM America/New_York
Sometimes, at the end of the day, I wish I believed that there was a single politician in Washington who wanted to understand dental insurance.I am a dentist. And, for the past 20 years, I have been chief dental officer, first for a medical insurance...
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November
18,
2009
| 03:58 PM America/New_York
We know from the successes of several of the DentaQuest Foundation’s grantees in Massachusetts that portable, school-based dental programs are a proven, effective public health approach to bring oral health services to children. Properly designed sch...
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November
13,
2009
| 09:46 PM America/New_York
While oral health is often overlooked in health policy discussions, it remains an essential element for good overall health. Dental health coverage from private insurers like DentaQuest embodies the best elements of a good health care system: it is r...
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October
28,
2009
| 04:13 PM America/New_York
White teeth look healthy and a pretty smile usually brings a return smile from those we meet. So if you have been thinking about whitening your teeth, but just don’t know much about it, let me remove the mysteries for you. Whitening is defined as re...
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October
21,
2009
| 04:08 PM America/New_York
Plastic vampire teeth, as popular as they may be on October 31, are no replacement for your child’s own teeth. While any candy should be consumed in moderation at all times of the year – sugar free if possible – there are other factors to be aware of...
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October
15,
2009
| 03:02 PM America/New_York
I have some great news to share with you. The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) has reelected me to their Board of Directors to serve a second three year term (2010-2012) with the group. NADP is the largest non-profit, national trade a...
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October
08,
2009
| 11:05 PM America/New_York
With cold and flu season upon us, and all the concern about H1N1, almost daily we are reminded about washing our hands to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. But it is just as important to pay attention to your toothbrush, where germs collect a...
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September
22,
2009
| 03:23 PM America/New_York
Backpack. Check. Pens and pencils. Check. Organizers and notebooks. Check. You’ve gotten your child everything they may need to be back at school, but there may be a very important item missing from your back-to-school check list: your child’s dental...
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